Did You Know: Fruit

Fruit is one of my favorite food groups. I really enjoy how sweet and delicious the many different types can be. The variety of the amazing food group available always keeps me on my toes and allows me to never get sick of it. There’s a lot people don’t know about the well-known food group, so here’s a few things you might not know about fruit.

-A strawberry isn’t actually a fruit, but a banana is.

-Bananas are slightly radioactive. They are slightly radioactive because they contain potassium and potassium decays over time.

-Cucumbers AND tomatoes are fruits. Legally in the US, the tomato is dubbed a vegetable, but botanically it’s a fruit. WHAT?!

-Grapefruit can cause dangerous reactions inside the body with certain prescription medications. Yikes!

-Cranberries bounce.

-One pomegranate can hold more thanĀ 1,000 seeds! That’s a lot to eat!

-Despite the Ocean Spray commercials, cranberries do not grow underwater. Cranberries actually grow on trailing vines, similar to strawberries.

-The skin of fruit contains many valuable nutrients and vitamins good for the body, so sometimes it’s not a bad idea to leave the skin on!

I hope you didn’t go bananas after this post. Fruit is a great, healthy snack if you’re ever looking for something to munch on. There’s also some pretty weird fruits out there and those are always fun to try, so explore your options and go eat some peaches or apples!

Did You Know: Fruit